You guys, I'll admit it -- I've been kind of skeptical of how nice Taylor Swift is to fans. I mean, it all has to be some kind of marketing stunt, right? No one is that nice. I am also extremely jaded and dead inside.
Well, a recent interview with the "Blank Space" singer has served me, all right. It turns out she's sending gifts, giving breakup advice and just generally Taylurking for the best reason I could possibly imagine: because she can and she should.
"I want to make the most of this cultural relevance or success or whatever you want to call it, because it’s not going to last," Swift said in a recent interview with The Telegraph. "I have to be as good a person [as I can] while my name matters to them. Because it’s not always going to matter to kids who are 15 and really struggling with who they want to be or [because] their friends were brutal to them at school that day. That’s actual turmoil. I have to do everything I can to make their day better while I still can."
Using your influence for good while you have it? Sounds like a stellar plan to me. Also, apparently, Swift has a bit of an addiction to sending gifts -- one that would probably be a little creepy if her Swifties didn't love her so damn much. Also, everyone loves presents.
"[Sending presents] is fun for me. If I go a week without sending something, I start to feel sad," she said. She also added that she basically stalks her fans via social media for months in order to pick the perfect gift for her supplicants.
"When you actually get to know them on a person-by-person basis, you realise what you’re doing is special and sacred and it matters," she said.
For the record, lady, I tweet a lot about punk bands and cats so... do with that what you will?